Shoreland zoning has the goal of protecting water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and natural beauty. To accomplish these goals, the statewide minimum standards for shoreland zoning ordinances primarily do two things:
Control the intensity of development around water, and
Create a buffer around water.
If you currently own, or are looking into buying waterfront property in the area, you should contact your local Community Development Director (715-346-1567) or the local Zoning Administrator (715-356-1566) for answers to any specific questions.
Portage County Planning, Zoning and Land Conservation Department 1462 Strongs Avenue Stevens Point, WI 54481 E-Mail: Planning&Zoning@co.portage.wi.us Telephone: (715) 346-1334 or Fax: (715) 346-1677